Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Dr. Terrance L. Jeter & Associates
There are times when tooth decay goes beyond what can be easily addressed with a filling. Cracks and chips in teeth can lead to deep decay that reaches all the way to the soft tissue, or pulp, in the roots of teeth. When this occurs, dangerous abscesses can develop, especially if the condition goes untreated. In most cases, patients will experience significant pain and other symptoms. When you partner with the caring and experienced dental professionals at the offices of Dr. Terrence L. Jeter & Associates, you can treat the pain, restore oral health, and hopefully salvage your natural tooth with a root canal.
During a root canal procedure, the infection will be removed, the remaining tooth will be sterilized, any gaps left behind will be filled, and a temporary crown will be placed on the tooth. When a custom crown is ready, it will replace the temporary crown during a second visit to restore full function and protect against further decay or damage. While these procedures are underway, patients will receive adequate anesthetic to maintain comfort throughout. Most patients will experience incredible relief afterward, additionally, medication is often given to maintain comfort and clear any remaining infection.
The trained and experienced dental professionals at the offices of Dr. Terrence L. Jeter & Associates work hard to earn the confidence of every patient, and your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, along with your oral health. If you’re experiencing oral pain or you think you might need a root canal, contact our offices at 404-289-2772 to schedule an appointment and begin the process of improving and maintaining your oral health.